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Paulick Report 9/23 News Minute

The Paulick Report sends out its headlines newsletter every weekday morning at 9 a.m ET (10 a.m. weekends), but the news doesn’t stop after you’ve had your morning coffee. Each weekday at mid-day, the Paulick Report brings you a video News Minute to let you know what’s happening around the Thoroughbred racing world: news we […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: May The Force Be With You

The Stronach Group announced this week that trainer Marcus Vitali and a fellow conditioner would no longer be welcome to enter horses at its racetracks. This followed a Paulick Report story concerning Vitali’s appearances at Gulfstream Park while not having a license and eventually being on suspension. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott […]

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Kirk Ziadie Banned, Father Ralph Under Scrutiny By Gulfstream Park Officials

Trainer Kirk Ziadie, who is licensed by the state of Florida while his six-year suspension for 21 medication violations is under appeal, has been denied access to any grounds controlled by The Stronach Group, the company’s chief operating officer Tim Ritvo said on Thursday. Ritvo said Ziadie’s father, Ralph Ziadie, “has to show proof that […]

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"The whole thing just breaks my heart," says Amanda Burke (right) about Borell
Longtime Friend On Maria Borell: ‘She Is Stopping At Nothing’

The list of people looking for former trainer Maria Borell keeps getting longer. On Tuesday, various news outlets reported that the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and the Mercer County Fiscal Court sued Maria Borell and her father, Charles Borell, seeking legal ownership of the 43 horses a state veterinarian said were abandoned and in various […]

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Ritvo: Stronach Tracks Bar Vitali, Hunter From Entry Box

Trainer Marcus Vitali, currently serving a 120-day suspension for multiple medication violations in Florida, has been told by officials with The Stronach Group – owners of Gulfstream Park in Florida, Laurel Park and Pimlico in Maryland and Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields in California – that they will not take entries from him […]

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A horse works out in a saddle towel bearing Vitali's initials this summer at Gulfstream, during which time Vitali was not licensed in Florida
Vitali License Reinstated, Despite Record That Includes Complaint Of Cruelty

UPDATE: Stronach Group executive Tim Ritvo on Tuesday told the Paulick Report that entries from Allan Hunter and Marcus Vitali will not be taken at any of the company’s racetracks and that the former Vitali horses currently running in the name of Hunter must vacate Gulfstream Park within 10 days. Click here for details. The […]

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Paulick Report 9/19 News Minute

The Paulick Report sends out its headlines newsletter every weekday morning at 9 a.m ET (10 a.m. weekends), but the news doesn’t stop after you’ve had your morning coffee. Each weekday at mid-day, the Paulick Report brings you a video News Minute to let you know what’s happening around the Thoroughbred racing world: news we […]

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Back To The 80s: Transitions On The Racetrack

Just as the mid-1980s and early 1990s marked a transition period in the bloodstock world (which the Paulick Report touched on earlier in our Back to the 80s series), it was a time of important changes in the racing world at large. As was the case in the sales ring, those years marked the start […]

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PR Special Keeneland September: Transitions On The Ractrack

The Paulick Report is once again pleased to offer a special print publication, available here and on the grounds of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale.  In this edition of the PR Special, Natalie Voss examines the transitions and changes that took place in the racing world during the 1980s. This is the fourth and final […]

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Back to the 80s: The Business of Agents

As visitors stroll through the barns at this year’s Keeneland September Sale, there are colorful shingles hanging from every corner, branded baseball caps and color-coordinated baskets of hanging flowers, helping brand each consignor’s offerings. Thoroughbred auctions haven’t always had a consignors’ index at the front of each catalogue with dozens of company names, however. John […]

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